Mandla labels king 'delusional, unstable'

2013-07-08 09:12

Cape Town - Former president Nelson Mandela's grandson Mandla Mandela has reportedly laughed off a threat to remove his chieftaincy, labelling AbaThembu King Buyelekhaya Dalindyebo "unstable" and "delusional".

The king called for Mandla to be expelled as chief of Mvezo, saying over the weekend he had lost all respect for Mandla following his dispute with other members of the Mandela family over the reburial of the remains of three of Mandela's children.

He also claimed that Mandla was not the legitimate heir to the chieftaincy.

The Cape Times reported on Monday that Mandla had laughed off the threat, saying through a spokesperson that chiefs were sacked after due processes, rather than at a king's whim.

"You don't just wake up one day and call a meeting of followers and make such a decision," his spokesperson Freddy Pilusa said.

Joining DA

Meanwhile, it emerged over the weekend that the king may himself be removed from his position. Sapa quoted his brother, Chief Daludumo Mtirara, as saying that the royal family was waiting for the government to process documents confirming his removal as head of the family.

Dalindyebo was sentenced to 15 years in jail for culpable homicide in 2004, after a man died on his farm. He has been out on bail since then, pending an appeal.

Dalindyebo also announced that he was not happy with the ruling ANC, and planned to join the Democratic Alliance as "a wonderful present to Madiba", the Cape Times reported.

He lashed out at President Jacob Zuma, calling him a "parasite".

"Zuma is no different from a parasite. Parasitic in origin, parasitic in the making and a serpent at heart. This is how I start my road to joining the DA," he said.

He recently said he would stop smoking dagga "the day President Jacob Zuma stops being corrupt", according to Sapa.

  • Ted Muusha - 2013-07-08 09:19

    He certainly looks the part.

  • Hennie van Deventer - 2013-07-08 09:23

    You lordship ... get off the herbs.

  • Thulani Mdletshe - 2013-07-08 09:24

    that means he will never stop smoking dagga lol

  • Happiness Dlomo - 2013-07-08 09:32

    Dalindyebo is mad he's the one to be removed Mandele issue is familly business he can't use it to remove Mandla and blame the president he's seriously unstable and planning to join that unstable da he's an idiot!

  • Jacqui Daane Van Rensburg - 2013-07-08 09:34

    He should know, delusional and unstable describe the whole lot of them.

  • zuko.mqolo - 2013-07-08 09:46

    Hahahahah Ill stop smoking dagga "the day President Jacob Zuma stops being corrupt"lol u gotta lurv RSA politics

  • Lona Sisusa - 2013-07-08 09:46

    I'm sure Dalindyebo was high once again

  • Rianette Kemp - 2013-07-08 09:52

    Will be right back, just popping some more popcorn to watch the comedy

      Kenny Ntamela - 2013-07-08 10:36

      kemp can i join u to yo cinema to watch the drama

      Rianette Kemp - 2013-07-08 11:13

      Yea 4 sure Kenny, just bring more popcorn and butter...I might not have enough for this mini series :)

  • Keith Ronald Wildschut - 2013-07-08 09:55

    Dalinyebo must really be high.We don't know this coward who thinks he can assassinate the character of the ANC by joining the DA who cannot look after the people of Khayalitsha.History will be harsh on this mad man.

  • Winifred Watson - 2013-07-08 09:56

    Mandla Mandela was already trying to make deals long before Madiba even took ill. In actual fact, I have never seen such vultures as the Mandela family, all making their claims to mandela's wealth long before the poor old man could go in peace. Digging up bones of the dead, and the tug of war over the where the bones should be buried, really is shameful. Let the dead rest in peace, Mandela already stated where he wanted to be buried so why all the tug of war and fighting. Can only be for monitory gain. The Mandela's in their gold rush will find that more than often in cases like this, whatever they declare is theirs, comes with a curse. They couldn't leave the poor old man to go in peace and with some dignity. When he finally goes, he will go with a very sad passing and will be very disappointed to see just how his family are sitting like hyena's waiting for the kill. Its very sad that a greatman should have to take this much shame with him. It is true, money is the root of all evil, just look how much evil has played out, once touched by the evil it never lets you go. Ask those who are caught in the webb of this makes a person, a liar, a cheat and whats more strips you of all your self dignity so that people no longer have respect for you.

  • Bathandwa Ngoma - 2013-07-08 10:09

    It seems as if King Buyelekhaya Dalindyebo likes his dagga and he does not want to stop smoking it. He said he would stop smoking dagga the day president Jacob Zuma stops being corrupt. I wasn’t aware that the AbaThembu kingdom are being led by a die-hard dagga lover. Now I agree with the claims that dagga can make you have impossible dreams. I will now know what he smokes first before I listen to his views regarding Mandla chieftaincy and his views on the issues regarding the country.

      Lums Zindela - 2013-07-08 10:40

      but if tomorrow zuma do away with corruption, the king will be fine. ha ha ha let's see he zuma can do that

  • Christina Setloboko - 2013-07-08 10:10

    what a tragedy...

  • Thabo Ramorula - 2013-07-08 10:11

    lol i will stop smoking dagga the day zuma stop being corrupt,he knows that will not happen

      Lums Zindela - 2013-07-08 10:33

      and why can't zuma stop being corrupt, so to save the king from dagga? lol

  • Lolo Mogale - 2013-07-08 10:13

    That abathembu king buyelakhaya this dagga thing is controlling over de edge he's nolonger thinking like a traditional leader but a traditional dagga boys leader he is useless to lead the ppl

  • John Jackson - 2013-07-08 10:30

    Keep on fighting..... the world already think that the cANCer is a joke!

  • Bryan A T Maskell - 2013-07-08 10:33

    Now even the vultures circling above are crashing into each other....

  • wolmerans - 2013-07-08 10:35

    Go for it my china, go for it. You all need some serious education.!!!!!!!!!

  • Anwar Khan - 2013-07-08 10:37

    I am familiar with the word "captaincy" never came across the word "chieftaincy" ,before....out of Africa...

      Themba Khumalo - 2013-07-08 11:16

      Try Pakistan. The tribes there are worse than here;

  • Anwar Khan - 2013-07-08 10:38

    ju ju has a twin...

      Lynn O'Shea Comley-White - 2013-07-08 13:34

      Yes they could be related.

  • Timothy C Sylvester - 2013-07-08 10:39

    Mandla and some of the other members of the family should be ashamed of their behaviour.

  • Muke Matshaba - 2013-07-08 10:44

    The king is always High with marjuana,,,,,he doest think before he talks like most kings do.

  • Bibi Shakwane - 2013-07-08 10:44

    When his Royal highness is not high on dagga, may he please do something about the young boys dying daily from botched circumcisions in the EC ?URGENTLY

  • A.d. LU Shaibo - 2013-07-08 10:45

    Aaah, yah, yah.. smokin' dagga? y're not serious, now i can see why they say you delutional, you seriously need a mental observation...pshhh king???

      Nyika - 2013-07-08 11:51

      A real DA type

  • Kenny Ntamela - 2013-07-08 11:06

    Kemp can i join u to yo cinema to watch the drama

  • Mphotant Thelejane - 2013-07-08 11:16

    Interestingly heating up.

  • Richard Scully - 2013-07-08 11:22

    Mandla Mandela is clearly on Zuma's gravy train

  • Gift Ndebele - 2013-07-08 11:41

    This clownish 'king' is starting to annoy some of us. Go get a proper job, you bloody leech!!!

  • Lesia Mohale - 2013-07-08 11:43

    One wishes to visit far, far away, and come after these shameful acts of our citizens ended. We have a wonderful country but because of the wealth potential it has for irs citizens, we see what we see today.

  • Mziwanda Mangwane - 2013-07-08 12:06

    Chief Dilintyebo we young SA citizens do not need confused old people like you, you might just as well go to HELL.

  • Thokozani Nkosi - 2013-07-08 13:24

    Nobody like the truth what Mandla is guilty of is saying the truth about his family . No one comes from a good family

  • Sam Africander - 2013-07-08 13:28

    Ey! this is now a soap opera and boswell show wrapped into one. Are we being 'punked'???

  • Tokolosh Nkosi - 2013-07-08 13:34

    O so funny!

  • Mziwandile Shongwe Mabhengeta - 2013-07-08 14:05

    Puff & pass my king!!

  • Sthembiso Mastera Hlongwa - 2013-07-08 14:14

    in Christianity we say Lord forgive them course they do not know what their doing!

      Patrick Mampane - 2013-07-08 14:22

      Have you also been smoking?

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